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Contains poetry from twelve countries, including Australia, and spans the development of English poetry over seven centuries.
Australian literary content indexed separately.
* Contents derived from the South Melbourne,South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area,Melbourne - Inner South,Melbourne,Victoria,:Oxford University Press,2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Two officers on opposite sides in the Hungarian Revolution encounter during a building search, and by tacit agreement back off without firing, and tell their troops no-one is there. The poem ends with an image of life's fragility.